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Unformatted text preview: Annamarie Sysling American Lit. 3200 Professor Slawinski Short Essay An Analysis of Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband” Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband” employs a hyperbolized and fawning tone in addition to the utilization of extravagant comparisons to reveal the extremity of the speaker’s undying love for her husband. Throughout the course of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” Bradstreet conspicuously intensifies the description of love the speaker possesses for her husband; first beginning with husband and wife as one, next claiming her love to be greater than “whole mines of gold” (Bradstreet 5) and in the concluding portion Bradstreet speaks of a love that is immortal. “To My Dear and Loving Husband” immediately begins with Bradstreet claiming that “If ever two were one, then surely we” (Bradstreet 1) to instantaneously declare not only the strength of their love by claiming that the speaker and her spouse are essentially one soul in two bodies, but also to convey the rarity of this love as evident in the repetition of “if” as seen in...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AMERICAN L 3200 taught by Professor Slawinski during the Spring '08 term at Western Michigan.
- Spring '08